The Blacklist with James Spader

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  1. johnnystone

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    Did anyone catch this show? I thought the pilot showed promise although a show like the following with kevin Bacon seemed cool but get totally fucked after a few episodes.
    James Spader is one of my favorite tv actors so I am hoping this show is gonna be quality. what did you guys think?
     
  2. punkmother

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    it's going to get old fast.
     
  3. Loiosh

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    Spader is probably my favorite television actor of all time, so I am cautiously optimistic. The pilot showed promise, both Spader and Megan Boone were really good.

    I am concerned that the premise is weak and may not lend itself to the long term.
     
  4. Aisorik

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    I gave up on The Following, we'll see how this goes. I don't mind popcorn thriller, as long as it's.... not shit.
     
  5. Bullitt68

    Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Just watched it for the hell of it, not because I was eagerly anticipating the premiere or anything, but the Pilot was way better than I expected it to be. I'll definitely give it a chance to see how it develops.
     
  6. PivotalDisorder

    PivotalDisorder Banned Banned

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    good idea for threads about a TV series is NOT to mention another tv series right away :p
     
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    I don't get excited for any network shows anymore. May or may not watch this.
     
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    I'll give it a shot I like Spaders' style of acting.
     
  9. Loiosh

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    I hear one of the characters is a vampire.

    :eek:
     
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    I just finished watching it. It's decent. Stupid writing tho.

    An agent on her first day. stabs a terrorist in custody in the neck & the room wired & recording with mutiple agents watch & no one comes out & she doesn't get nothing for it. bunch of other writing things that bugged me/
     
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    Yeah there was some odd plotholes, like "Here's what's gonna happen to this kid..." and they did nothing to counter her abduction, bothered me the whole episode.

    Also my prediction is he's her long lost dad, feels kinda obvious
     
  12. The Sole Truth

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    Like Spader so giving it a chance. Need to watch 2 maybe 3 more episodes.
     
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    Spader was great. The focus on the female lead is very "Silence of the Lambs-ish". THe problem is that the female lead is completely forgettable.
     
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    probably why she is killed off in the next episode.
     
  15. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    Kinda reminds me of the 2nd season of Alias... terrorist turns himself/herself in and whenever they're questioned from behind the glass, they still have the psychological advantage.
     
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    Assumed it was about black people, now I have no interest in the show. Thanks for the warning TS.
     
  17. Stranger Come Knocking

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    I didn't like the Followung from the get go. Stopped watching after 3 eps I think the Blacklist is gonna be good. I didn't love the female lead but Spader was fuckin great.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm so emotionally ravaged from the Breaking Bad episode of two weeks ago that I can't muster the constitution required to pick up a new show.
     
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    his baldness is very disturbing to me.
     
  20. Dragonlordxxxxx

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    I thought it was decent and will stick with it to see where it goes. Definitely has a Silence of the Lambs vibe to their relationship.
     

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